Reflections on Our Recent Labor Day - Granite Grok

Reflections on Our Recent Labor Day

SIxteen tons

My new truck doesn’t get much in the way of radio reception, so I was tuning around and found NHNPR. Which is, in fact, more like Nincom Poop Radio.

The depth this station has sunk to in promoting progressive and left-wing Democrat nonsense is laughable and kind of funny.

You know how they use sounds to back up their segments such as birds chirping or water running when during a story about woodlands and such? Or goofy music clips?

Well, they decided to use a song Tennessee Ernie Ford was famous for singing. It is called “Sixteen Tons.” It is about digging coal – by hand.

Since all pretentious, eco-Luddites want coal eliminated from use for heat and power in America – not China – I thought it might be more educational to swap a few lyrics around in that grand old song.

Unions are headed for the dust bin. So it might be time for a new song about hard-working people on a day dedicated to labor. 

I………..was born one morning
 And I wasn’t no fool
 I picked out a laptop,
 Mom dropped me at school
 I sat 16 years,
 as a social justice tool
The administrator said,
“Now out you go”

*********chorus***********
16 years and what do you get
Another day dumber and deeper in debt
St. Peter I’m an atheist so I can’t go
I owe my soul to my student loans.

They say all our genders
are made out of mud
But everyone’s made outta
Muscle and blood
Muscle and blood, skin and bone
A mind that’s weak
and that’s what wrong

*********chorus***********
16 years and what do you get
Another day dumber and deeper in debt
St Peter I’m an atheist so I can’t go
I owe my soul to my student loans.

I was born one morning when it was drizzling rain
ANTIFA and trouble is my middle name
I was raised in a mansion
by an old hippie mom.
I’m here I the basement – and I’m all alone

**********repeat chorus**************
Well, if you see me comin’
Better step aside
Some employers didn’t,
still I’ve never been hired
I earned some sorta Masters and a PHD
But the first one’s as useless
as the second one is

*********repeat chorus**************
20 years and what did I get
Another day dumber and deeper in debt
St Peter I’m an atheist so I can’t go
I owe my soul – and got nuttn to show.